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Whitney Young Dean out-dances student in viral video

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A local high school is getting some national attention for the YouTube video above that has already received about 200,000 hits.

Whitney Young senior Norris Ogbuagu started showing off his footwork after school last week in a senior prank with some fellow students. With his friends enticing him by banging on tables and chairs, Norris opens a classroom door and dances in front of a teacher who looks, laughs, and applauds him. Then, he bravely dances in front of the dean of students who has been watching closely nearby.

The dean, Mr. Fanning, could have handed out detentions right then and there, but to everyone's surprise, continues the dance-off by breaking into an Irish Jig. The crowd goes crazy.

"I was so sacred I thought he was gonna write me up or do something," Ogbuagu said.

Norris says they started the prank because he was just hanging out with his friends with nothing to do in school.

"Since it's our senior year at Whitney Young, we just wanted to leave a mark that would resonate with the teachers and staff," Ogbuagu explains. "It was just supposed to be me with random people standing around--it was a crowd you know, so I had to go for the crowd."

Mr. Fanning has now become a YouTube star. "They're a lively bunch and they like to relax and find a way to let loose," says John Fanning, Dean of Students at Whitney Young.

"I was flabbergasted!! I had no idea he was gonna do it--when I saw it I just lit up---it was amazing and really fun," Ogbuagu continued.

Other students had been waiting for this moment.

"It was pretty great. He was my division teacher for three years-- he always talked about it--finally got to see it," said Shiloh Psujek.

While Norris can dance, the real moves for this graduating senior have been in the classroom. He has a 3.8 grade point average at Whitney Young and wants to go to Northwestern or DePaul University.

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